28 episodes

This is not a travel podcast.
This is life in Barbados!

Have you ever dreamed of living on a paradise island?

It's a common goal for many around the world, and exactly what Yvonne Campbell ("Otherworld Travel") is doing, for a whole year.

Just before the pandemic took hold of the UK again during Christmas of 2020, Yvonne decided to travel to Barbados on the Welcome Stamp.

Listen in on her Caribbean adventures as she shares with you the sounds and experiences that only life in Barbados can deliver.

This is a Barbados podcast like no other.

In this show, you can eavesdrop on real Bajan life, as lived by a real travel agent who has taken her travel job super seriously.

During the episodes of this hugely insightful award nominated Barbados podcast, you'll hear her talk with other tourists, hang out with holiday-makers and generally soak up the flavours of the paradise island.

If you have been dreaming of travel to Barbados but can't quite make it out there, this fabulous and extraordinary travel podcast is the next best thing.

You'll hear everything from where to stay, what to do, and how to do it, while enjoying the ultimate Barbados experience.

From the makers of "Otherworld Travel: The Bucket List" travel podcast comes this new immersive Barbados podcast that promises to inspire your next paradise island visit.

If you love travel and you dream of going to Barbados whether for the first time, or for that long-over due return, make sure you follow or subscribe via your favourite podcast app.

To find out more about Yvonne and Otherworld Travel, visit her website at https://www.otherworldtravel.com/life-in-barbados.

Life in Barbados: A Year On A Paradise Island (Otherworld Travel‪)‬ Podknows Podcasting

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 6 Ratings

This is not a travel podcast.
This is life in Barbados!

Have you ever dreamed of living on a paradise island?

It's a common goal for many around the world, and exactly what Yvonne Campbell ("Otherworld Travel") is doing, for a whole year.

Just before the pandemic took hold of the UK again during Christmas of 2020, Yvonne decided to travel to Barbados on the Welcome Stamp.

Listen in on her Caribbean adventures as she shares with you the sounds and experiences that only life in Barbados can deliver.

This is a Barbados podcast like no other.

In this show, you can eavesdrop on real Bajan life, as lived by a real travel agent who has taken her travel job super seriously.

During the episodes of this hugely insightful award nominated Barbados podcast, you'll hear her talk with other tourists, hang out with holiday-makers and generally soak up the flavours of the paradise island.

If you have been dreaming of travel to Barbados but can't quite make it out there, this fabulous and extraordinary travel podcast is the next best thing.

You'll hear everything from where to stay, what to do, and how to do it, while enjoying the ultimate Barbados experience.

From the makers of "Otherworld Travel: The Bucket List" travel podcast comes this new immersive Barbados podcast that promises to inspire your next paradise island visit.

If you love travel and you dream of going to Barbados whether for the first time, or for that long-over due return, make sure you follow or subscribe via your favourite podcast app.

To find out more about Yvonne and Otherworld Travel, visit her website at https://www.otherworldtravel.com/life-in-barbados.

    Enjoy a real Bajan style fish cakes recipe in Barbados! Yvonne gets a Bajan fish cakes cooking lesson!

    Enjoy a real Bajan style fish cakes recipe in Barbados! Yvonne gets a Bajan fish cakes cooking lesson!

    **Trigger warning - this episode MIGHT make you feel hungry!**
    Now with 100% more REAL Bajan fish cakes!
    This episode is the launch of a series of food and drink themed episodes we're putting together in collaboration with the brilliant Hungry Barbados.
    With all the site visits to places like Hunte's Gardens and Mount Gay, Yvonne's been feeling a bit hungry, so this episode's very Bajan food themed!
    She started out by setting off on a food tour with Ezra Quintyne. As he mentions in the episode, you can contact him by emailing him.
    During this episode, Yvonne experienced some excellent foodie indulgence at Pappa Jacks, and tucked into some chicken and rum punch!
    Here are some useful links for you to check out, as featured in the episode:
    Cuz Cutters
    Mapps Rotisserie Chicken
    Carlton Bar and Grill
    Palm Terrace Restaurant at Fairmont Royal Pavilion 
    A Touch of Jazz
    Useful link NOT featured in the episode:
    Bajan superstar Rihanna's own cod fish cake recipe.
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    • 24 min
    Gardens in Barbados: visiting Hunte's gardens, Bridgetown's "most enchanting attraction"

    Gardens in Barbados: visiting Hunte's gardens, Bridgetown's "most enchanting attraction"

    There's nothing like a walk around the gardens to get your head right...especially when the garden's on a Bajan paradise island....
    Want to hear the full length conversation with Anthony Hunte?
    Scroll down for the link!
    Yvonne's been busy over the past few weeks.
    She's faced PCR testing and quarantine dramas.. but thankfully she's also enjoyed a bit more quality time with The Crane hotel.
    Thankfully, this episode should brighten your day.
    It's mostly about a trip to a beautiful graden. Hunte's Gardens to be precise.
    During the episode, you'll hear how Yvonne got to make a visit to the gardens, before sitting down with the man himself, Mr Anthony Hunte!
    So, did she enjoy her garden visit?
    Did she spot some wildlife?
    Did the kittens eventually settle down?
    These are all questions you will learn the answers to only by listening!
    ** Do you want to hear the full length chat with Anthony Hunte (it's such a cute conversation!) Of course you do! Click here, to hear it! **
     
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    • 15 min
    Golf in Barbados: hitting the links and golfing in style on a paradise island

    Golf in Barbados: hitting the links and golfing in style on a paradise island

    Fore! We're talking all about golf in Barbados!
    What's been happening this week?
    Yvonne's been dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Elsa!
    Click here to watch the video she took of it.
    We begin with an update on the huge storm that plunged the caribbean into chaos during the past couple of weeks.
    This episode features an activity that should have been a few episodes earlier, but.... ash cloud!
    Yvonne takes a golf lesson at Apes Hill with the incredibly charismatic Sean Edey. No spoilers, but although she's not exactly an experienced golfer, she did a great job considering!
    Have a listen to hear how she got on.
    Yvonne also managed to sit down with Apes Hill's Kim Goddard to find out more about how the resort fits in with the golfing community of the Bajan island.
     
    Here are some helpful links to things mentioned in the episode:
    https://www.apeshillclub.com/golf/
     
    https://www.royalwestmoreland.com/
     
    https://rockleygolfclub.com/
     
    https://barbadosgolfclub.com/
     
    https://www.sandylane.com/barbados-golf
     
    https://www.instagram.com/seanctedey/?hl=en -
    Sean Edey - the golf pro Yvonne chatted to!
     
    https://www.instagram.com/parabolicodyssey/?hl=en -
    Sean's new business - golf holiday!
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    • 16 min
    Vegan in Barbados: Plant-based eating on a paradise island

    Vegan in Barbados: Plant-based eating on a paradise island

    Are you Hungry Barbados? We have the vegan plant-based solutions for you right here.
    What's been happening this week?
    Yvonne's had a crazy weather week. Hear all about Hurricane Elsa! Also, some developments in terms of travel from the UK!
    She's been enjoying some live music, with Sonny Meraki and Jon Banfield which you'll hear on the podcast episode!
    This episode is the launch of a series of food and drink themed episodes we're putting together in collaboration with the brilliant Hungry Barbados.
    In this episode I explain more about who Hungry Barbados are as well as talk to some people who are very much involved in the vegan and plant-based offerings here on the paradise island.
    Eco Lodge
    A number of episodes ago I chatted with Kyle Taylor from Eco Lifestyle and Lodge about their boutique hotel with a focus on sustainability. I was desperate to try their food, and now I have!
    So, for this episode I spoke with Alisha Stoute, Executive Chef at ECO Lifestyle and Lodge!
    Yummy Mummies
    Do you remember back in a previous episode, I talked about a food delivery that I got from Yummy Mummies? 
    Well, I decided to catch up with Ann Marie Leach for this episode and we get into a chat about options for high quality plant based food, whether you're on a self-catering holiday or living on the island.
    I also run down a number of other options for vegan friendly dishes!
     
    On insta? Here are some helpful links to accounts of things mentioned in the episode:
    Eco Life Lodge
    Hungry Barbados
    Yummy Mummies
    Cocktail Kitchen
    The Lion Share Cafe
    Green Lime Cafe
    Organic Earth Barbados
    Raw Juice
    Singita Wellness
    Agapey Chocolate Factory
    Coconut Baby
    Sonny Meraki
     
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    • 19 min
    Diving in Barbados: a day checking out wrecks, reefs and sea life!

    Diving in Barbados: a day checking out wrecks, reefs and sea life!

    Barbados has some of the best diving opportunity in the world
    If you're a regular listener to Life in Barbados, you'll know that the paradise island is blessed with some quite magnificent ocean and sea life.
    One of my favourite things to do is diving, so I was grateful to be able to experience what the Bajans have to offer on that front.
     
    It was World Ocean Day last week. I took advantage of a dive to get up close and person with some Lion Fish thanks to High Tide - https://www.divehightide.com/
    I also joined my friends for some diving with Barbados Blue - https://www.divebarbadosblue.com
    The wonderful Kiera was really great with them, and trained them in a swimming pool first.
    She was really helpful and friendly, and talked them through some of the safety aspects like 'equalising' in a really clear way.
    Hear the full length chat with diving instructor Kiera.
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    • 11 min
    Barbados' Historic St Nicholas Abbey: a tour of the distillery and taking a train!

    Barbados' Historic St Nicholas Abbey: a tour of the distillery and taking a train!

    St Nicholas Abbey: Uncovering 350 years of Barbadian history
    I can't lie. This episode is a definite demonstration of the perks of hosting a popular podcast that's based in paradise.
    I mean, if waking up under the Bajan skies wasn't enough, this week, I'm actually visiting a rum distillery, and getting on a train.
    And not just any train. The train that takes you high above Barbados on Cherry Tree Hill.
    You'll also hear me touring with St Nicholas Abbey distillery owner Anna Warren and tasting rums with her son Simon.
    I also get to see the sugar cane plantation.
    It was a great peek into Barbados’ history and a very fun day out.
    Not to mention I got to see the humble beginnings of the island during my tour of the great house.

    And, no spoilers, but I might even have a Christmas Gift idea for you, thanks to a very particular piece of furniture that's mentioned towards the end of the episode.
    Scroll to the bottom of these notes to see it.
    I really hope you enjoy this episode, and if you do, then please do follow it and review it on your favourite app!
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    Here's the now famous "lazy boy"!

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Podknows_Productions ,

Brilliant show. I may be biased, but it is.

Full disclosure - I work on this show.
But I’m proud to be doing so.

The fact that I’m actually saying that and hanging my rep on it should give you an indication of how good it is, and how confident I am that you’ll enjoy it!

Check it out, particularly if a trip to Barbados is on your radar for later this year, or next!

Neal from Podknows.

cameronlewislondon ,

Bizarrely naive

From what I have listened to, I feel like this is a very naive account of Barbados. I can’t quite comprehend how an entire episode on Nicholas Abbey doesn’t include any mention of slavery.

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